Banu Awf

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The Banu Awf (Arabic: بنو عوف‎, Banu ‘Awf) was one of the Jewish tribes of Arabia during Muhammad's era.[1]

The Banu Awf were an Arab tribe who wished to settle in the Jewish-ruled Tayma. The population there insisted that in order to settle the Banu Awf must adopt Judaism. After having done so, they moved on to Yathrib.[2]

They were included in Point 30 of the Constitution of Medina as allies to the Muslims, being as "one nation", but retaining their Jewish religion.[3][4]

Notable members[edit]

Notable members of the tribe include:


  1. ^ MPACUK
  2. ^ Moshe Gil, "The Origins of the Jews of Yathrib," J.S.A.I. 4 (1984):210f
  3. ^ Constitution_of_Medina s:Constitution of Medina
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